August 27th, 2016
Delta 53, Toledo Christian 0
It was an offensive explosion for the Panthers who scored 27 of their points in the first quarter to steamroll Toledo Christian to open the season. The Beverly brothers, Jesse and Jason each scored on runs of 62 and four yards respectively. Dylan Rogers scored the other two six-points on sprints of 68 and 72 yards. Rogers then opened the second quarter with another scamper of 28 yards. A 43 yard run by Brandan Langwell and another two-yard plunge by Jesse Beverly made the score 47-0 at the break. The last touchdown was scored in the third quarter with a 20 yards Jesse Beverly run. Rogers finished as the leading rusher with 191 yards on just five carries and three touchdowns. Jesse Beverly also went over the century mark with 118 yards on 14 carries also with three scores.
Edgerton 48, Hilltop 6
The Bulldogs scored twice in the first quarter and had two more tallies in the second to jump out to a 28-6 lead at the half. Cameron Jordan plowed in from two yards out for the initial Edgerton touchdown of the season. Hunter Prince then hit pay dirt from 58 yards out with a run that made the score 14-0 after two Carter Knecht PATs. Hilltop’s only score of the game came in the second quarter on a pass from Quinn Smith to Jacob Champion covering seven yards. Edgerton strung together three more unanswered touchdowns in the second half, two in the third and one in the fourth. Derek Blue had a 61 yard run, Clayton Flagel threw a strike to Blue good for 35 yards and Prince scored from four yards out to make the score 42-6 after three more Knecht extra points. Devin Thiel got the final six-pointer of the night with a one-yard plunge. Blue and Prince each ran for over 100 yards. Blue finished with 169 yards on 18 attempts and Hunter Prince had 11 carries for 110 yards.
Ayersville 59, Edon 6
The Ayerville Pilots out of the GMC had too many weapons for the Bomber in this match up. Edon’s only score occurred at the 8:38 mark of the first quarter when Braden Miller received a 75-yard bomb from Carson Brandt. The extra point was no good and the score was 7-6. The Pilots then rambled off seven unanswered touchdowns charging to the victory.
Lake 26, Montpelier 20
After ending the first quarter with a 6-0 Lake advantage, the Locomotives got a Zac Mason to Michael Blake scoring strike to take a 7-6 lead. Lake answered with two more scores before the break to go up 20-7. Montpelier responded with two more scores in the second half sandwiched by one Lake touchdown run that proved to be the difference. The two second half scores for the Locos came with a 35 yard and three yard runs by Austin Grubb. Mason finished completing 12 of 27 passes for 174 yards and one touchdown.
Archbold 17, Hicksville 6
The teams went into their respective locker rooms at the half with a 0-0 deadlock on the score board. The Streaks final broke the stalemate in the third quarter with a 29-yard field goal from Josh Kidder to go up 3-0. Moments later Gabe Peterson found Esquibel with a 28-yard pass. Kidder’s kick made it 10-0. After the Aces answered, Sam Peterson scored from three yards out and Kidder’s kick ended all the scoring in the third quarter and for the game. Peterson ended as the game’s leading rusher with 23 carries and 111 yards.